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Dr Kathleen Van Vlack

Living Heritage Anthropology
Participates in 1 Session
Dr. Van Vlack recently received her PhD in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Arizona. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies, both from the UofA. Her Master’s thesis focused on the traditional leadership system of the Southern Paiute Nation. She has worked with members of BARA since 2002 on a number of Native American environmental impact assessments. To date, she has worked with over 20 tribes in the western United States. Her dissertation research was funded by the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund and was focused on heritage resource management and Southern Paiute pilgrimage trails. Recently she has published a subsequent article on this topic in the journal of Ethnology. When not working Native American communities in the United States, Dr. Van Vlack has worked with traditional communities in the Bahamas on environmental conservation and heritage issues.

Sessions in which Dr Kathleen Van Vlack participates

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Sessions in which Dr Kathleen Van Vlack attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...